It’s Election Day in Alabama — who will win?

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The eyes of the nation are on Alabama Tuesday as voters head to the polls to cast their ballots in a special Senate election where they will decide whether the long-time red state will turn blue.

Their choice: Alabama’s former chief justice and embattled conservative Republican candidate Roy Moore or former federal prosecutor Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

Jones is hoping to pull off an upset victory in the deeply conservative southern state where he’s hoping to capitalize on divisions within the Alabama GOP stemming from chaos surrounding their candidate.

What’s going on in Alabama?

Moore’s campaign has been clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct since The Washington Post published an explosive report on Thursday Nov. 9 with the accounts of four women who claim he sexually pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens. Since that time, five more woman have come forward with similar accusations against Moore. Moore has vehemently denied the allegations since they first surfaced.

Meanwhile, Jones is a traditional Democrat. The former U.S. attorney aligns with his party on issues ranging from universal healthcare to abortion access. He is notably pro-choice in a state that hasn’t had a Democratic U.S. senator since Howell Heflin twenty years ago.

Who’s going to win?

It’s anybody’s game. Despite all the drama surrounding the campaign, Moore is favored to win — let’s not forget President  Donald Trump won Alabama by 28 points in 2016 — and a recent CBS News poll shows him leading Jones, 49 percent to 43 percent. Meanwhile, Fox News released a poll Monday that had Jones up ten.

Timeline

Voters have 12 hours to decide between Moore and Jones. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

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